Monday, November 01, 2010

antipsychotic use in children and adolescents is associated with rapid and significant weight gain

October 29, 2009 — First-time, second-generation antipsychotic use in children and adolescents is associated with rapid and significant weight gain as well as varied adverse metabolic changes, new research shows. "These medications are not benign and can have side effects that can have potential long-term complications that are associated with endocrine and cardiovascular illness," said principal investigator Christoph U. Correll, MD.[http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/711526]

 

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